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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Robert Thistle


Will of John Robert Thistle
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 531-532 probate year 1909

In re
John Robert Thistle deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me John Robert Thistle of Saint John's Shopkeeper I hereby revoke all other wills by me at any time heretofore made I direct that my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Thistle the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid to her immediately after my decease. All the rest residue and remainder of all my estate lands houses property debts credits moneys goods chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter named upon trust to sell realize and convert the same into money and out of the proceeds thereof to pay all debts charges and expenses whatsoever and in the next place pay the following legacies, namely: -To my daughter Annie (wife of N. Snow) Ten dollars To my son Alfred Thistle Ten dollars To my daughter Jessie (wife of Tilley) Ten dollars to my daughter Isabella (wife of Wm. ?Bright) Twenty dollars To my son William Thistle Thirty dollars To my sister Mrs. George Kirkland Ten dollars To my sister Mrs Jonathan Tricott Ten dollars And to hold the balance thereof in trust as to one half or moiety thereof for my said wife Margaret for and during her life and after her death in trust for my two daughters now living with me namely Gertrude and Lillian share and share alike and in case of the death of either of my said daughters Gertrude and Lilian before the death of my wife then the share of the one so dying shall go to the other with power to my Executors in the meantime to invest the same upon mortgage of landed property or such other security as they shall deem prudent And as to the other half or moiety thereof in trust for my said daughters Gertrude and Lilian share and share alike payable when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years with power to my Executors in the meantime to pay to and for them respectively out of Capital such sum as they (my executors) shall think sufficient for the education maintenance and support respectively of my said two daughters and with power also to my Executors to invest the Capital upon mortgage of landed property or such other security as they shall deem prudent And in case of the death of either of my said daughters before reaching the age of twenty one years her share shall go to the other-
I appoint Archibald Lindsay of St. John's accountant and George Neal of same place commission merchant to be the Executors and trustees of this my will- Dated at St. John's aforesaid this twenty-first day of October Anno Domini Nineteen Hundred and Seven John R. Thistle Signed Published and Declared by the said testator John Robert Thistle in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other (all being present at the same time) have hereto signed our names as witnesses (the word "son" having been first inserted on the first page instead of the word "daughter") Fredk. A Mews Solicitor Archo Lindsay
Certified Correct
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Jan 19/09
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